Biographical / Historical
Major General Daniel J. Gibson graduated from the U.S. Air Force Academy in 1967. After graduating from pilot training, he completed flying assignments in Korea, Thailand and the United States. He joined the California National Guard in 1979 where he held positions including chief of safety, deputy commander for operations, air commander and group commander. In 1989, he transferred to the State Headquarters holding positions as the director of plans and programs and director of operations. In 1993, he was assigned as the chief of staff, California National Guard. General Gibson was appointed as the commander in September 1999. He is a command pilot and has flown more than 4,700 hours, including more than 1,300 combat hours in the OV-10 and F-4 in Southeast Asia. More biographical material can be found in Gibson's collection.